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Remember To Bring Your Registration Form


When your ECE Annual Meeting notice arrives in the mail, please don't toss it. The notice includes a perforated registration form along the bottom. If you plan to attend the ECE Annual Meeting on July 28, please detach that form and bring it with you. The form will make it easier and faster for you to register at the meeting.


The meeting notice will arrive in an enclosed envelope that is clearly marked "Annual Meeting Notice." You may have received a District Meeting notice that was printed in the same format and mailed earlier this summer.


Bill Pay Assistance


Hot weather is no time to experience an interruption in your electric service. If you're struggling to pay your monthly electric bill, please contact your co-op before your bill is overdue.


East Central Electric billing representatives are happy to connect you with local agencies and charitable organizations that offer help to qualifying families and individuals.


For more details, please contact your co-op at 918-756-0833.


Connect with East Central Electric on Facebook for updates on power outages and information on member benefits and services, energy saving tips and more. If you like what you see, we’d appreciate your “thumbs up.”


Thank you for your support!


2 | JULY 2016 | country living Energy Campers


East Central Electric's Energy Camp winners Quinton Story of Henryetta; Malcolm Hushbeck of Okmulgee; and Emma Kranz of Henryetta at YouthPower Energy Camp. The trio participated in the camp May 31-June 3 at Canyon Camp near Hinton, Okla. From all reports, they had a great time.


What is the PCA fee on my monthly bill and why is it necessary?


The power cost adjustment (PCA) is the most accurate reflection of what it costs to generate electricity and deliver it to your co-op substations. Without the PCA, your co-op would have to ‘guesstimate’ future generating costs and build that guess into its basic rate. Members would be forced to pay extremely high bills that may or may not be accurate based on the cost of fuels at that time.


When I pay the PCA fee, where is my money going?


The power cost adjustment is paid directly to your co-op’s wholesale power suppliers, KAMO Power, and Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC). Your co-op currently purchases 92 percent of its power from KAMO and eight percent from WFEC.


Why does it fluctuate so much?


Generating costs fluctuate daily based on the price of natural gas, coal and other fuels used to generate electricity.


To visit with your electric co-op about ways to save energy, please call 918-756-0833 or visit us online at www.ecoec.com.


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Daily fluctuations in fuel costs make it impossible to predict the exact amount of the PCA.


Q&A on the


PCA


That fee on your electric bill shows the most accurate cost of power


Why can’t the co-op buy electricity from a less expensive supplier?


KAMO is the least expensive power supplier in the region. In fact, KAMO rates are lower than the national average.


Will power costs continue to go up?


Wholesale power costs actually decreased last year by a small


percentage due to the lower price of natural gas. If federal regulations on power plant emissions are enforced, the cost to generate electricity in the future will definitely increase. Programs such as ECE's Community Solar Project aim to control the overall rising wholesale energy prices by providing an alternative source of power. ECE energy audits, rebates, and energy saving tips in your newsletter and on Facebook will also help you balance rising costs.


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